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Ft. Bliss: Balloonfest

KLAQ Balloonfest Hot Air Balloon Launch

  Looking back, one of my favorite family memories of our time spent at Fort Bliss was made in the early hours of the morning one Memorial Day weekend. We’d gotten up before the sun for the second day in a row to head to the west side of the Franklin Mountains for El Paso’s annual Balloonfest Balloon Launch. The […]

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A Slower Pace of Life in Germany

We live in a little German village where shops close their doors early in the evening and all day on Sunday.  The sun doesn’t set until after 10pm this time of year, and that leaves plenty of daylight for folks to go on leisurely after-dinner walks and bike rides with their families (which they do). […]

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San Antonio Mission Trail | Mission Concepcion

Mission Concepcion San Antonio Mission Trail

This post is part of the San Antonio Mission Trail series.  Click here to learn more about San Antonio Mission National Historical Park. The first stop on our self-guided tour of the San Antonio Mission Trail was the beautiful Mission Concepcion (Neustra Senora de la Purisima Concepcion).  Originally built in East Texas in the 1700s,  the church […]

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White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument

I’m not sure what I was expecting the first time we drove out to visit White Sands National Monument. Just an hour-and-a-half day trip from El Paso (driving through either Alamogordo or Las Cruces), it had been on our Fort Bliss bucket list for a while, and I can honestly say I hadn’t thought much about it until we […]

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